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you. >> thank you. >> welcome to the news hour from doha. these are the top stories. a joint offensive against boko haram in nigeria coming as the group pledges allegiance to isil. >> another attack on a u.s. base in mali. >> the first complete report which reveals why a locator beacon wasn't working on
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malaysian flight mh370. >> welcome to the program. namer and chad announced a joint ground offensive against boko haram after deadly attacks in a northern city and follows boko haram's pledge of allegiance to isil via audio message posted on line. let's get more live from the nigeria capitol. what more do we know about this new ground offensive just announced by niger and chad against boko haram? >> well, the ground offensive by chad and niger is coming on the heels of another coordinated efforts by the nigerian military to push back boko haram from territories they occupied previously. so far the troops from this
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chad niger have taken back 30 towns and villages. basically, niger and chad have a lot of interest in what is going on in nigeria because of two things, one, there is as lot of trade between these countries and nigeria and lots items they get from nigeria is coming from the border states on the front line. also there is that fear of the fight by boko haram being extended into these countries. we've seen how boko haram over the last one month or so ever made in roads affecting passes. both countries are actually afraid that this fight could spread way way into their own countries and if nigeria couldn't deal with this problem over a period of five or six
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years, what resources do they have to deal with the problem considering the land mass they have. >> you've seen a number of nigeria's neighbors contribute troops to fight boko haram niger and chad making the announcement today. despite the regional effort and some successes, boko haram attacks are still continuing. >> absolutely. this is because boko haram has been allowed or they were able to fester for a long time. they made in roads established training camps and they recruit add lot of young men from nigeria, cameroon and chad and niger. there is a lot going on. boko haram fighters are in many nigerian cities. from time to time, you see them exploding devices, and attacking military or police formations in states. basically, nigeria and these countries are waking up to the treatment to boko haram has been allowed to fester for a very
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long time and this is becoming a serious problem for them to deal with. >> thank you. >> the announcement to pledge allegiance to isil came hours after three female suicide bombers killed more than 50 in a series of coordinated attacks. we have more now. >> another bloody day in northern nigeria. these are victims of the latest attacks by suspected boko haram fighters. medical workers struggle to save those they can a scene that has now become a routine in the north. dozens have been killed in three coordinated attacks in a city now home to more than a million people displaced by boko haram violence. >> the dead are in the morgue and injured being treated. there were reports that it was the work of male and female suicide bombers. it is possible, but i can't
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confirm it now. >> hours after the attack, the leader of boko haram pledged loyalty to isil. boko haram had hinted at joins fores with isil before, but the timing of this announcement is important. the group has recently lost ground in the northeast of the country, and some see this pledge of allegiance as a desperate attempt to draw ice sill into its operations. >> forces from nigeria cameroon niger and chad have forced boko haram from their bases. many towns and villages have been taken back. the group that stepped up attacks on soft targets mike markets and bus stations and this ising a lot of concern among nigerians who have witnessed such bombings before in urban areas. >> in the past, boko haram was
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thought to have linked with al-qaeda. the group's regions to isil may set a different tone in the region, since al-qaeda and size aisle have been competing for allegiance. they are partially funded by taxes imposed on residents in areas they control. the two groups of different on social media. isil carries out a massive recruiting campaign through 50,000 twitter accounts. isil caught the world's attention with slick video productions. perhaps the most important difference is isil searching the territory to establish its caliphate, taking control of large swaths of eastern syria and iraq last year. >> a united nations peace keeper have been killed in an attack on a u.n. base in mali. there was a dawn assault on the
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compound in the northern town. the u.n. mission in mali described it as a terror attack meant to derail peace efforts. >> the attack is just one in a string of assaults in recent months. friday night, five people were killed in a nightclub. in january, 11 mali soldiers died in an attack on a u.n. camp. for months now the government's been holding on and off peace talks with release. last month a piece deal was signed with armed groups in the north. one tribe refused to sign up, saying it needed for time. >> our correspondent has covered the region extensively and gives us insight. >> we don't know if there's a connection at the moment between the two attacks but certainly this attack has sent shockwaves through the capitol which has really been sheltered from the violence we've seen in the north
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so far. we have seen an escalation and more audacious attacks not north. going fromie de's to this attack, which was carried out with r.p.g.'s, rocket propelled grenades and mortars on a u.n. base, they managed to get four in, hence killing at least one u.n. peace keeper and other civilians, as well. this has happened since the french started withdrawing and not focusing so much on that region. for my sources fighting a battle against boko haram and particular, also on the libyan border with algeria which is strategically important. the focus has been on these al-qaeda connected groups in morn mali. they haven't claimed responsibility yet but have for prefers attacks on the united nations. it's far more complex than that. so many ethnic groups here, militia's here fighting for
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various causes and beliefs. >> yemen's defense minister arrived in the southern city of aden after escaping house arrest in the capitol sanna. these are pictures of him. he followed the president adou rabbo mansour hadi who fled to aden last month after escaping house arrest by the rebels. >> a new army command center in aden he wants all military units to report to him there instead of sanna. houthi rebels took over the presidential palace in the capitol. >> saudi arabia rejects international criticism over the flogging of a writer, sentenced to 1,000 lashes. he received the first 50 in january. u.s. members of congress have called for his release. saudi arabia's prime minister said his country will not accept
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any outside meddling in its affairs. >> egypt the trial of two al jazeera journalist has been adjourned again because prosecution witnesses failed to show up. mohamed fahmy and baher mohammed made their third appearance in court in cairo. in february, both were released on bail after being detained for more than a year. after leaving court they spoke of their frustration with the judicial process. >> everybody here, i think is just, you know we come here and respect the court but it's very unusual that the witnesses don't come twice in a row and i see it as an insult to the judiciary here. it's really in legal limbo and we're caught in it. >> it's taking too much time. it's hard to get anything nowadays because they don't any proof to say i'm baher mohammed. i'm working on it, but it's taking too much time. >> in egypt, one killed, six
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injured by a bomb blast outside a supermarket. the blast is the latest in a series of attacks across the country in recent days. >> still to come here on al jazeera, six tourists are ferry's into estonia, but what about the women tricked into sexual slavery? >> in south africa, push to go give women the right to own the land and skills to work it. why aren't they doing the same for men? we'll tell you coming up. >> we will have all the details in sport a built later in the program. >> it's ban year since the disappearance of malaysian airlines flight mh370. an investigation revealed the battery of the underwater beacon had expired one year before the plane vanished. 239 passengers and crews were onboard the plane headed company
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beijing. initially, the search area included 600,000 square kilometers in the southern indian ocean. investigators narrowed that to 60,000 jair kilometers off the coast of perth in australia. it's an area about the size of relanguage. last september sonar devices searched below the sea along this arc a search expected to continue. as families of the passenger and crew waits for answers malaysia says it is committed to the search. >> mh flight flee 70 lost contract with air traffic control. >> the announcement began the greatest aviation miss city of all time, a search along the malaysian airlines intended flight route found nothing. then came the twist. mh370 stopped transmitting location information, but had been seen by military radar off
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route west back across the peninsula. then where? the best clues were seven pings picked up by a satellite suggesting mh370 traveled along an arc south. >> according to this new data, flight mh370 ended in the southern indian ocean. >> despite dozens of flights by search planes flown from the australian city of perth no debris was found. ships were sent first to listen for a black box signal, then to map the sea bed. now to explore it. with three of these dragged 10 kilometers behind ships and four kilometers down their sonar can detect items of a square meter from a kilometer away. >> they are doing long parallel lines. we start north and head south that takes us seven days, 700
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nautical miles along 1200 kilometers. then we go off on a parallel line back to the north again. >> so far over 40% of the priority area has been searched with nothing found but those leading the hunt have hope. >> we are quite confident, but not certain that the aircraft is in this high priority area that we're searching, and we know with the equipment and the techniques that we're using that if it is there as it very likely is, we will find it. >> if they do, a whole new challenge begins. >> finding the missing plane would be the end of the search but only mark the beginning of the recovery, and that is where this comes in. >> underwater robots will go down to investigate any wreckage and look for the plane's black box. with that, perhaps the mh370 mystery can be solved. andrew thomas, al jazeera perth.
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>> a court in russia ruled three suspects be kept in custody for the killing of boris nemtsov. a decision is yet to be made on a fifth suspect. russian media say one man admitted involvement. he was shot dead near the kremlin last month, two days before he was to lead a protest march. >> fighting in eastern ukraine left one soldier dead and three others wounded. the fighting with pro-russian separatists coincides with the end of a deadline for creating a buffer zone by pulling back heavier weapons. both sides accuse each other of ignoring it. we have a report. >> on the rebel front line in eastern ukraine, the ceasefire is a noisy one. oleg, a russian special forces trainer volunteering to fight with separatist rebels takes us to a trench where gunfire and
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mortars heard. get down, he says, did you hear that grenade launcher hit us? we are 800 meters from the front lines. we are told grenade launchers are being used to fire on the donetsk people's republic positions. right now we're just hunkering down and waiting for the firing to stop. >> on the other side of the front lines a few days earlier ukrainian forces said it was separatists who were firing on them. >> in principle, the ceasefire is holding but there's regular small arms fire, so complete ceasefire can't exist. before you arrived here, several small shells landed on our side before we fired back, there were grenade launchers firing at us. >> saturday was the deadline for both sides to remove tanks artillery and other heavy equipment from the front lines. both sides say they are complying, but we spotted this separatist tank concealed behind a building in a neighborhood of donetsk about 10 kilometers from the front line. each side accuses the other of
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violating the heavy weapons ban. >> the rebel army has withdrawn heavy artillery from front line positions. the terrorist battalion of the right sector and ukrainian forces have not withdrawn heavy items of artillery. every night they move forward their equipment and heavy artillery, coming closer. >> with daily violations of the ceasefire and apparent violations of the heavy weapons ban it is not at all clear the end of the conflict is any closer, al jazeera on the front lines in eastern ukraine. >> estonia is under growing pressure to clamp down on human trafficking. there are concerns it is fueling the illegal sex trade across the continent. lawrence lee reports. >> the old town of the capitol is beautifully preserved but the neon of gentlemen's clubs lights the mid-evil streets. prostitution is illegal here, but forced prostitution isn't
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and there are big questions about how much of it is tolerated. this poor woman who has mental health problems was trafficked to egypt. she disappeared for two whole years, while he was being repeatedly raped by her captors. the authorities had no idea she had even gone. >> i didn't even know the men all knew each other she told me. it was only when someone explained to it me afterwards. >> that kind of story suggests a darkness here, hidden behind the neon. >> estonia was the very last country in the whole of the european union to establish an anti trafficking law. it annual did so three years ago under some pressure, but since then, there's barely been a single prosecution. the u.s. state department says that the country doesn't even meet the minimum requirement needed to abolish human trafficking from inside its own borders. >> on the border with russia, the buses come in.
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the border town is desolate. there's trafficking into estonia from russia and desperate he estonian women get traffic inside their own country, as well. the anti trafficking body receives more funding from norway than its own government. >> it's not important thing in estonia for our government. >> why not? >> i think we have different economicle issues, we have may be different things, maybe we have many good things and thinking about good things, it's better than thinking about bad things. >> against all this, the government says it's is tone i can'ten society that needs to change. >> i think that if today you start interviews on the streets a lot of people will say oh, prostitution is a good thing and we have to make it more legal and take taxes from that. i don't accept personally these understandings. >> you think that that's what
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people think here? >> not all. i think that if we do the questioning and this questioning has been before, it will be half and half, something like that. >> campaigners want prostitution banned, but it won't happen. the ferries bringing in sex tourists bring the money. little seems to be changing. lawrence lee, al jazeera. >> the colombian government and farc rebels agreed to work together to remove land mines. it follows talks to end the 50 year conflict. more than 11,000 people have been killed or injured by land mines in the past 25 years. the government says the agreement is a good start. >> our main objective in these conversations is to put an end to the conflict and avoid further victims in our country.
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that's why the demining proposal is a first but giant step toward peace. this is proof that we're working in the right direction. >> today we the envoys for each party hand the country a humanitarian agreement that begins the clean up and decontamination of our fields and mines and the remains of more explosives that seek to eliminate the risks that they represent to the physical integrity of the humble people who work the land and of the fighters them receivers that with this gesture we advance the deescalation of the war. we're headed along a good path. >> australian government is keeping up the pressure to spare the lives of two australians facing prosecution on drug smuggling charges. another conversation is requested on the issue. >> we are continuing to work
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with the indonesian government to try to get them to appreciate that it's in their best interest and in accordance with their best values not to kill these two australians who are actually an asset in the fight against drug crime. they've been doing very good work in the indonesian prison system to try to turn other prisoners against a life of drug crime, so we are continuing to do what we can. >> thousands of protestors marched through tokyo demanding japan end its use of nuclear power. march 11 will mark the fourth anniversary of the fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown. it was shut down after the nuclear incident. the government wants to restart a few of them to help the economy. >> rallies are held around the world to mark international women's day. in india the day's taken on particular significance following high profile rape
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cases. crowds gathered at a mortally in which the vehicles displayed messages demanding safety and justice for the women. >> the day also has special significance in africa. most of the food supply is produced by women farmers tending the feeds and a whole lot more, but many don't own the land. there is a campaign for equal land rights. >> in this dry region, these women have teamed up to grow vegetables on a collective farm. they are able to grow enough to feed their own families and also to sell what's left over. >> before, we used to have to buy everything, but now we are able to grow everything, so it's not only beneficial to us and our families, but even the other community members to come and buy from us. >> some estimates suggest up to 70% of all the food eaten across the continent is grown by women but few own the land they farm.
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the disadvantage about unequal laws and tribal conditions that favor men. that leaves women vulnerable. >> women take the lead in farming. the men take the money and buy alcohol. >> giving women the rights to own land and skills to work it are exponential. studies have proven that women are far more likely than men to use the income they earn to benefit themselves and the children, but also the wider community. >> mavis has won multiple awards for her farming. she started to combat the malnutrition of the local children. she is now mentoring other women to farm. >> they are going to grow up, feed the children, take the children to schools they're going to do everything for the whole family. >> mavis's profits she puts back
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into her breakfast program feeding hundreds have local children. >> this is cucumber. >> she is the head of the rural women's movement and a passionate campaigner of women's land rights. she said securing the rights will help africa withstand the effects climate change is having on food security. she says farming is crucial for women's independence. >> when we are financially secure, the chance of us being abused the chances of us facing gender-based violence are very slim. >> farming to women means more than just financial security. it's also security in terms of food, health and education empowering them to dig themselves and the children out of the cycle of poverty. erika woods, al jazeera, south africa. >> time for a short break. when we come back. >> the willingness to speak out
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for what is right to shake up the status quo that's america! >> barack obama pace tribute to civil rights campaigners in the city of selma. >> the world marks international women's day. we hear from a woman in ghana who are one of hundreds of women working as porters. >> new zealand maintains their perfect run for the cup. stay with us.
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the report said the battery of a data recorder expired a year before the plane disappeared. >> let's return now to our top story, niger and chad announcing a joint offensive against boko haram, as the group pledges allegiance to isil. boko haram may have declared its allegiance to isil, but the question is whether or not isil will accept that declaration. >> this is really a very difficult question to answer. ironically, in the last few months isil has not really responded to the many messages by boko haram praising isil. this tells me that even isil, one of the most extremist jihadist organizations views boko haram as a liability.
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my take now if you ask me whether abu bakr al-baghdadi the leader of isil will accept boko haram, i would say yes. yes, because it's a win-win. it shows isil as the leader of the global jihadist movement, that islamists near and far and particularly militant activists whether talking about egypt yemen or algeria or afghanistan or pakistan and now boko haram are basically praising and saying they want to be a part of this winning horse. isil is being seen as a winning horse, as a powerful organization, so yes i mean most probably you're going to hear statement by isil in the next few days accepting. >> it was thought boko haram had links to al-qaeda. we saw groups like al shabab commit to al-qaeda, but it didn't really mean anything then. >> no, not at all.
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i don't think we should really basically invest this particular announcement, even if isil accepts the allegiance, very little will change. boko haram is desperate for legislation. it would like to be part of isil which is really seen as basically a winning horse. nothing would change on the ground, but the reality is you're talking about isil and boko haram, two sides of the same coin, really on the far right of the jihadist movement. i would argue thattal does that they are seen on the far right of all militant organizations that exist today. >> it's interesting, when we look at the use of media by these groups to get their message across, isil uses a slick production method. boko haram isn't quite as slick
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but they clearly now see the value of the media platform. >> absolutely. the social media now, i would argue that the media war is as important, that the battlefields that are taking place in nigeria and syria iraq and yemen and other places, and isil has proven to be really a very skilled organization. i mean, think bit. isil has been able to recruit thousands of foreign fighters, able to send its messages near and far and even boko haram now would like to imitate isil, and this tells you about how important the social media in this particular war that's raging in many conflict zones in the world today. >> thank you. >> it's 50 years since the landmark civil rights march in the u.s.a. in alabama helped secure equal voting rights ofar
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americans. in a few hours the route will be retraced, part of a series of events that began with commemorations led by president barack obama. our correspondent was there and sent this report. >> vivid potent symbolism as u.s. president barack obama crossed the edmund pettus bridge, adjourn any hundreds tried to make 50 years ago to be met with clubs and forces. this violence would eventually lead to the passage of the voting rights act. the president came to pay tribute to their courage. >> it was not a clash of armies, but a clash of wills a contest to determine the true meaning of america. >> there were dissenting voices in the crowd. while the president was speaking, there were chants of we want change, not another speech echoed my michael brown's mother. her son's death would spark the recent protests in ferguson,
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missouri and the sense that not enough has changed in the civil rights movement in this country. >> i don't think we've come forward at all. i was born in 1979. i never thought i would go through anything like this. >> a federal investigation cleared the white police officer that killed her son but still found the ferguson police department arrive with racism and corruption. the president said that isn't proof the civil rights movement has not made progress. >> i understood the question. the report's narrative was sadly familiar. what happened in ferguson may not be unique, but it's no longer in democratic, sand by law or custom. >> still civil rights leader say it is proof the movement they'd a renewed focus. >> poverty, 40% among duties, 60% among children. poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. this is really time for a lyndon baines johnson moment, a time to make demonstration and legislation and fair
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appropriation. >> a sampling of the crowd showed a lack of enthusiasm. >> i thought he was going to give us solutions right on the spot, but he didn't. >> arousing speech, a historic moment, but a lingering question about how much change is yet to come for the civil rights movement in america. al jazeera selma alabama. >> as we saw in the report, there have been mixed feelings over the last two days in selma over however america has really come in terms of its civil rights. did the president's speech add any character or reassurance to that debate? >> well, i don't think that the president cleared anything up entirely, because frankly, this is not a clear-cut situation. race in america is a complex and difficult and often intactable
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problem. i do not see a time in the near future where it will not be an issue. it bears repeating although it's become quite commonplace to see president obama at these types of events or on the world stage in his capacity as president, to see a black man here in selma alabama as the president of the united states standing here, being protected i might add, or helping to be protected by white alabama state troopers, the same force that beat protestors on the bridge behind me 50 years ago, that in itself speaks volumes, not only about the state of race relations in america, but about the reality of african-american political power. this is a president who was elected and reelected by wide margins. on the other hand, was, as we
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heard in patty's story and as president obama pointed out his administration released a report on blatant racist oppression by the police force in ferguson, missouri. while the president said it is not endemic across the country it certainly is not unique. that is what obama meant i believe when he said this is not a settled situation and he said the march is not over. that was really the takeaway from his speech, the march in the broadest sense is not yet over. >> all right rob reynolds there. thank you. >> now in the past week, mexican police captured two of the most powerful drug records. now a group of women left widowed by the drug gangs are coming together to build themselves a future for their
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children. >> since local criminals kidnapped her husband almost two years ago, she has struggled to put food on the tail for her girls. >> it's been really difficult because i don't make enough. together, we just about get by, but now he's not here, it's tough. >> she's not alone. in her town in southwest mexico, drug cartels have wreaked havoc extorting, killing and leaving hundreds of women widowed. after years of struggling alone they are joining together for an ambitious probable, a dried foot processing factory that would give them financial independence. >> the local and federal government are providing the training they'll need to run the factory. together with the resources to build it, it's do to be finished this april. >> these rapidly rising walls represent the hopes of many
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women in the town to decent jobs where they're in charge and can build a future for themselves and their children. the idea has spread around the town. women who once suffered alone meet work together and share their stories like jose, who's two nieces were kidnapped. she's now raising their children. >> when we're together, we don't think about the bad things. i'm able to forget a little. >> supporting the town's widowed mothers is essential to stop the next generation falling into crime, says the priest who set in motion the women's cooperatives. >> we're going to lower crime with jobs and education for these people and the children who, without fathers, end up leaving school, prostituting themselves for becoming criminals. there's no other way. >> she is depending on the project, not just for herself but for her girls.
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>> i'm desperate. i hope that the factory can help us get a decent life. my daughters deserve that. they study hard and they should have the things that they need. >> hundreds of determined women working together in a common aim. they'll be hard to stop. john hohman, al jazeera. >> time for another short break. when we come back, we'll tell what you a lack of snow means for this year's iditarod dog sled race. more on that. stay with us.
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>> welcome back. as we've been reporting march eight marks international women's day. during our coverage, we've been telling you about the lives of some remarkable women from around the world. in ghana hundreds of women and girls traveled to work to the capitol to work at porters their experience is rarely what they expect. here's a story of one woman in her own words. >> in the morning i head out to the market. i walk looking for work, carrying people's heavy loads. this is a very difficult job. chest pains from the heavy loads i carry. >> this is where i sleep. i wake up at 4:00 a.m. and get
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ready for work. this is a bus station. if you don't wake up early the drivers get upset. for the two years that i've been here, i've not been ail to save any money, because whatever i do involves money bathing, going to the toilet, drinking water eating, everything. that is why i can't save. i didn't go to school. my parents wanted the siblings that come after me to go to school, but there is no money for fees. that is why i am here. if the rains don't come, you can't form. as i sit here, it's my mother taking care of my 3-year-old daughter. she's paying her fees, feeding her, taking care of all her needs. when i see my friends with their
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children it hurts that i couldn't bring my daughter here, but i cannot put her object my back and carry heavy loads at the same time. that is why i left her. >> i have no power because in recent years my farm is not doing well. we wish wedding have educated our children. >> there's not a single person here who wants to be here, not a single one. we are just here because of money. i pray that my daughter can go to school. i also pray that my younger siblings can go to school, as well. >> for more on the importance of women's empowerment and development, let's speak to christina in london, the only woman nominee for the african
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woman bank presidency. what does international women's day mean to you and why do you think it needs to be cell braided? >> good afternoon, it's a pleasure to be here, thank you for this opportunity. march eight is to celebrate women's empowerment. as i mentioned a couple of days ago in an interview rewarding this issue, i believe that now women in power is no longer a policy option, but is becoming an imperative. why today? women's empower is an imperative, because as you are aware, i'm sure. africa is claiming for ending the vicious cycle of poverty. the only way to do that, the only way to get transformation in africa and go beyond managing
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poverty is by voting women. >> let me jump in there. you're the finance minister for cape verde. many say africa has failed to realize its full potential on many levels, economic development, good governance, education, democracy and so on. how do you see african women leading the way and playing a more significant role, briefly? >> yes. you are completely right, we are in need for african transformation, we need to have a more gender balanced leadership. it's time to give the autonomy to women to prove that we are able to contribute to this transformation. in cape verde 53% are women and
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these women just hold the most important positions finance transportation economy, et cetera, et cetera. >> things seem to be progressing where you are but many people question whether or not the celebration of international women's day brings about real change. you're raising awareness, but as you say government policies are inadequate legislation slow, gender equality and violence against women are still big problems. briefly, what should the governments and international community be doing? >> i think it's time to start action. so far, we have been talking. international conference, regional meetings, policy papers concept notes now it's time to introduce to incorporate in the public policies all across africa concrete measures to empower
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women on the legal front on the property rights front on the economic opportunities front, et cetera, et cetera. >> all right, thank you very much indeed for talking to al jazeera. >> time for sport now. >> thank you. we start at the cricket world cup where australia have beaten sri lanka. the aussies scored 376-9. michael clark was one of three batsman to get a 50. the stand out performer smashed 102 of just 53 balls. sri lanka showed fight in their chase, eventually crumbling to 312, australia winning by 64 runs. >> the whole sri lanka batting innings played really well and
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there's pressure, no doubt about it. our attitude was we've got to find a way to take wickets. it shows how long the game's come now that you can think about chasing 375 runs, but it's the skill of the players and the work they put in. >> new zealand beating having a. he took 4-18 of his 300th wicket in the pros. they made short work chasing that down, top scored with with 57 improving to a six wicket win with 84 balls to spare. they sit comfortably on top of pool a. >> it's always a good wicket here. you restrict teams to under 300 traditionally, you've got a chance of winning. we went into it thinking it was going to be a tough day. >> almost going bust out of business this week after taking
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on atlanta right now. the game is only taking place after the league gave the team $6 million in emergency funds so they can play their remaining matches this season. a court will decide whether to clear the club bankrupt. the game is 0-0 with a few minutes left to go. >> two months ago title hopes looked faded but now barcelona on top of the spanish league. they were trailing real madrid on saturday. lewis scored twice a record 30 second hat trick in 30 minutes. they're on top of the standings by a point from real. >> athletic-madrid are third in
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the standings just ahead of valencia. >> an investigation after the cup win ended in a pitch invasion. claims to have been bitten by a pitch invader following the 2-0 win. >> in a few minutes time, they are unbeaten in the league since december, one of the best of formers in that time, the 24-year-old has been captaining. his manager said it's unfair to compare him to a legend. >> i think you should stop trying to put pressure on a young player like jordan henderson, because he takes a
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corner, just because he shoots i don't mean outside the box. >> >> scored a brilliant free kick followed by 22nd half goals. they'll now turn attention to wednesday's champion league loss. 16 second leg match 0-0 from the first leg. >> lindsey von has gone back to the top of the super g. world cup standings. the american skier is chasing her fifth title. sunday saw her extend her won with her 23rd super g. win. she has made a comeback after being out for a year with a knee injury. >> eastern conference leader atlanta hawks slipped to a loss to the
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philadelphia 76ers. gordon responded with a triple. pelicans closing out the game at 95-89. >> this year's iditarod dog race gets underway monday, but a lack of snow means the traditional start line is moved to fairbanks. mushers and their dogs will go over 1600 kilometers. along the way the team travel over frozen rivers and rugged trails. the race commemorates the 1925 serum run when dogs delivered diphtheria vaccines to the
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mines. the ceremonial run gets undersay in anchorage saturday. >> weather permitting, a solar impulse will set off on a journey that will take around five months. >> it's about pushing the limits a test of human innovation and stretching technological boundaries with a key message. >> when you've seen that plane that flies day and night with no fuel, you can never accept after that that somebody tells you that it's impossible to implement renewable energy, that it's impossible to save energy, that it's impossible to be more energy efficient. this is the flying proof that the world can be much cleaner. >> the two will be taking turns to fly the solar powered plane
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around the world for the very first time. >> we can fly weeks and stop months makes it completely unique. to be able to do that, we had to build an airplane that is completely energy efficient. >> let's give you more detail. the wing span is the equivalent of a 747 jet. it weighs about the same as a family car. it has the horsepower of a scooter, and it flies wholly on the power of the sun. >> it could complete the journey in just under a month but it's not about how fast it can fly. >> we will land in india china the u.s. abeurope and back to be a boo day. the goal is to reach children, students universities, companies, n.g.o.'s, media and governments. our goal is to raise the popular support. it's to have a million people inspired by technologies who can tell to the government yes we support this go for it. >> the cockpit is small but
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there is as toilet and a reclining seat. small comforts on such a huge challenge, the longest the plane will be airborne is from china to hawaii, a flight estimate to take five days and five nights. >> we will be tired, we will be maybe exhausted we'll try to avoid it. this is an exploration also about how we do and how we are and who we are so next to technical challenge that's also a human challenge. >> therapy nears with a firm goal who say it's time to take care of this planet and anything is possible, thanks to the power of the sun. stephanie decker, al jazeera. >> i'll be back at the top of the hour with another full bulletin of news. stay with us. thanks for watching al jazeera.
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only on al jazeera america. this this this this this this this this this this outcomes taves. back to the offensive grown. craig smith, he got a break-away. they have to give it up. another game. jonathan taves has scored the game-winning goal short-handed, over time. hawks win. hawks win. hawks win. >> hi. it i am jimmy butler. you are watching chicago's home for bull basketball, comcast sports net. ♪ white sox facts, hello and welcome to sportsnet central. i am kelly crawl. this friday comeback win over edmond ton, coach q is not happy? >> we have to be better. >> what he is happy with is tave-o time. the bulls could be looking for more mixed buckets against the spurs? >> we search he had them out, got